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Old January 16, 2009, 03:32 PM
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I don't know about you guys but 1Tb of my precious por....er....ummm...."video and image data" going up in smoke would really, REALLY be a black day indeed. I've spent years....no...DECADES on my collection! Luckily, I use Raid 5 and have multiple redundant backup copies! :)~

All joking aside a lot of people prolly went with one big ass drive instead of 2 smaller ones and don't understand the need for backups. If I had a dime every time I had to tell someone all their data was toast because of a premature hard drive failure (unless they wanted to go to a $$$ data recovery specialist)...I'd probably have a couple bucks in change! :)
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Offsite storage FTW :) Although I'm too cheap to get any decent amount of space so I store pictures there at horridly reduced resolutions...
I must be odd because I only saw an HDD fail on me once (some 80 GB WD), and that was because the SFF box it was in overheated along with the hard drive. I let the drive cool down and now my friend is using it in his gaming rig (AFTER I warned him of the bad sectors).
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Old January 16, 2009, 04:05 PM
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I don't think it's blown out of proportion at all. This could be the tip of the iceberg. I'm going out to buy a replacement drive this weekend. I don't need to wake up tommorow and find that 500GB is gone from a new drive.
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Old January 16, 2009, 04:07 PM
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I don't think it's blown out of proportion at all. This could be the tip of the iceberg. I'm going out to buy a replacement drive this weekend. I don't need to wake up tommorow and find that 500GB is gone from a new drive.
Proving the point. Why freak out for? If the drive has been working for then why worry?

This is what causes mass hysteria/panic.
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Old January 16, 2009, 04:47 PM
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Do I see a sticky starting here you make a very valid point AkG, maybe we could start Backup guide or a sticky containing useful tools and Ideal storage methods to insure data integrity.

I've read enough that people don't know how to use backup software or what RAID is, for that matter what RAID even stands for.

Rather than knock heads lets put them together and do something and create something useful.

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Old January 16, 2009, 04:53 PM
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I don't know about you guys but 1Tb of my precious por....er....ummm...."video and image data" going up in smoke would really, REALLY be a black day indeed. I've spent years....no...DECADES on my collection! Luckily, I use Raid 5 and have multiple redundant backup copies! :)~

All joking aside a lot of people prolly went with one big ass drive instead of 2 smaller ones and don't understand the need for backups. If I had a dime every time I had to tell someone all their data was toast because of a premature hard drive failure (unless they wanted to go to a $$$ data recovery specialist)...I'd probably have a couple bucks in change! :)
I absolutely agree.

I do not know why there is a HUGE push for larger and larger drives.

I would much rather build an array from a bunch of 500gb drives than a bunch of 1tb drives.
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Couldn't agree more.. Imo I know people want speed, but RAID 1 I think it is a good thing to have, one drive fail, just replace it.. no worries..
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I find it even more ridiculous when you see people sporting RAID 0 arrays with 1TB drives. Anyone that is serious about data safety will keep multiple backups on different media. As I said before, do not trust hard drives and make more than one backup on CD/DVD as well if your data is that important.
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well, arent i just the luckiest person ever. i now have 11 drives and 7 of them are on the list with the SD15 firmware. looks like its time for a chat with seagate.

i tend to agree with enaberif, if 1 fails it fails. however if i started one day and all 7 failed, my scream would be louder than that lady who gave birth to a 15 pound baby
(natural birth) awhile back.

i have a video collection that has taken years to gather. to say back it up is completely unrealistic. looks like raid 5 is the one for me.


thx for the info


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I find it even more ridiculous when you see people sporting RAID 0 arrays with 1TB drives. Anyone that is serious about data safety will keep multiple backups on different media. As I said before, do not trust hard drives and make more than one backup on CD/DVD as well if your data is that important.
I have fairly current copies of my brothers and my fathers docs and pics on one of my computers and they both have a copy of my important stuff.
I've had cd's that were in cases in a cool dark closet and when I went to read them one of them had decided to not work anymore, they are actually quite fragile...
Makes me wonder what kind of media we will have ten or twenty years down the road.
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